Inorganic Chemistry II (CHMI 3316 E)

Course Description:

This course examines coordination chemistry with emphasis on the d-block elements, including structure, reaction mechanisms, kinetics, and spectroscopy. Various bonding models such as valence bond theory, crystal/ligand field theory and molecular orbital theory are described. Electronegativity models, acid/base concepts, elements of symmetry (point groups) as well as aspects of organometallic chemistry, industrial processes and bioinorganic chemistry are also discussed. PREREQ: CHMI 2316. (lec 3, lab 3) cr 3. There is also a lab component (CHMI 3316ELL) to this course. The lab is mandatory and has to be completed in order to pass the course.


All of the textbooks listed below are suitable for this course. However, I do recommended the first book on the list.
1. Inorganic Chemistry (5th Edition) by G.L. Miessler, P.J. Fischer & D.A. Tarr (Pearson, 2014) ISBN-13: 978-0321811059
2. Inorganic Chemistry (6th Edition) by D. Shriver, M. Weller, T. Overton, J. Rourke & F. Armstrong (Freeman, 2014)
3. Inorganic Chemistry by G. Wulfsberg (University Science Books, 2000)

Other Useful References:

1. Principles of Bioinorganic Chemistry by S. J. Lippard & J. M. Berg (University Science Books, 1994)
2. Organometallics: A Concise Introduction (2nd Edition) by C. Elschenbroich & A. Salzer (Wiley-VCH, 1996)
3. Inorganic Chemistry by A. F. Holleman & N. Wiberg Academic Press, 2001)

Prerequisite: CHMI 2316 (Inorganic Chemistry I)

Current Class Hours (Fall 2020): Mon/Thu 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. via Zoom.

The syllabus for this course can be downloaded here.

Lecture Handouts (in MSWord format) can be downloaded here.

Assignments (in MSWord format) can be downloaded here.